Eric Olsen life and biography

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Eric Olsen biography

Date of birth : 1988-06-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Staten Island, N.Y.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-13
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive lineman for the Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Olsen was selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft from Notre Dame where he started at all three interior offensive line positions during his collegiate career… Penalized just once during his final 1,731 plays and allowed only four quarterback sacks in his last two years for the Fighting Irish.

2010: Olsen made his NFL debut on the field goal protection unit against Seattle (9/19).

2009: Olsen moved to center following spring drills and went on to start all 12 games for the Fighting Irish at that position as a senior, earning third-team All-America honors from The Sporting News... Received the Guardian of the Year Award as Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman... Allowed one sack in 450 pass attempts... One of four team captains... Graded out as the team’s best lineman and registered more snaps (848) than any offensive player... Posted 84 knockdown blocks... Penalized just once for the year... Helped Notre Dame average 451.8 yards per game on offense for the ninth-best output in the nation... Graded 85 percent or better for his blocking consistency in seven games... Did not allow his blocking assignments to post a tackle in three consecutive games.

2008: Olsen started all 13 games for Notre Dame at left guard as a junior... Allowed three sacks in 447 pass attempts... Had 82 knockdown blocks... Graded 85 percent or better for his blocking consistency four times... Made 61 appearances on special teams.

2007: Olsen played 11 games (6 starts) for Notre Dame as a sophomore... Started the final six contests at right guard... Saw time primarily on special teams during the first half of the season.

2006: Olsen played eight games (0 starts) as a true freshman at Notre Dame... Logged a total of 20:45 minutes of playing time during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Olsen was a three-year starter at Brooklyn Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was named the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year for New York as a senior... Did not allow a sack during his prep career as a left tackle and accounted for 53 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a defensive end... Posted 53 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recovers as a senior... Competed on the lacrosse team, scoring 50 goals as a junior while leading Poly Prep to a league title.

PERSONAL: Olsen earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Notre Dame... Eric Olsen was born on June 16, 1988, in Staten Island, N.Y.

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